While strengthening the public health sector delivery capabilities and domestic resource mobilization remains a priority, private providers also play a key role in serving a sizable proportion of…

Sneha Kanneganti |

From public transit quality to land use patterns, there are many factors that may impact people's ability to access essential services like healthcare or education. A new World Bank study…

Aiga Stokenberga, Karla Dominguez Gonzalez |

Facing the COVID-19 (coronavirus) pandemic, governments around the world have set up various coordination mechanisms at the center of government (COG) to facilitate pandemic response.

Jana Kunicova, Jim Brumby |

Under the 18th replenishment of IDA (IDA18), which ended in June, we have more than doubled our support in fragile and conflict-affected situations over three years, from $10.2 billion to $23…

Axel van Trotsenburg |

Douala is Cameroon’s main port and its largest urban center. While many people move to Douala in search of a better life, the size of the city and the local transport conditions make it…

Eulalie Saïsset, Benjamin Fouchard, Aiga Stokenberga |

When I landed in Cameroon mid-March just before the COVID-19 (coronavirus) government-mandated lockdown, one of my key preoccupations was ensuring my family’s health and wellbeing.

Ruti Ejangue |

Recurring climate shocks, rapid demographic growth and weak governance further compound the region’s fragility. As a result, the Lake Chad region has been designated a priority area for World Bank…

Deborah Wetzel |

Improving revenue administration could play in strengthening domestic resource mobilization while supporting sustainable forest management.

Amanda Robbins, Emily Kallaur |

I became aware of the extent of these early marriages in my community after witnessing a forced marriage between a smart 14-year old orphan girl and a wealthy businessman, aimed at securing a more…

Eliane Mbende |

Sub-Saharan Africa has one of the highest rates of child marriage in the world. Nearly four in 10 girls marry each year before their 18th birthday, many of them becoming mothers at a young age.…

Hafez Ghanem |